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Stories from Thursday, June 27, 2002

Auction benefits cancer survivor (06/27/02)
SIKESTON - Five months ago she was going through the daily motions of doing the laundry, making supper and heading to work. Today Liz Stidham Hawkins is appreciating the small things in life and focusing her energies on getting well so she'll be around to see her four children grow up...
Public comment on wards reviewed (06/27/02)
SIKESTON - The first of two public hearings on the designation of Sikeston's wards was held this morning during the special city council meeting. City Manager Doug Friend presented a staff report on the public comments gathered over the last few weeks on the four options selected by council at their June 3 meeting. "This is as far as we know, all the public response we have had," said Friend...
Tour time (06/27/02)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety PSO Chris Newell shows a tour group Ladder 1 Wednesday at the T.E. Bryant Fire Facility. The tour was the first stop on the Summer Tour program which is sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Division. The next tour will be the Public Safety Headquarters at 2 p.m. July 3...
Post 114 loses first district game (06/27/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 dropped its first district game of the year, falling 20-4 in seven innings to Dunklin County on Wednesday at VFW Stadium. Dunklin County Post 303 (20-3, 7-0) pounded out 17 hits in the contest, blowing the game open with a seven-run second inning...
American Legion, Lions advance in National League Tournament (06/27/02)
SIKESTON -- Here are Wednesday's results from Sikeston Area Youth Baseball: NATIONAL LEAGUE American Legion 5, House of Color 1 The American Legion advanced to the semifinal round of the National League Tournament, defeating House of Color 5-1. Tyler Ramey was 1-for-3 with an RBI and also got the win, allowing one run, one hit and two walks with eight strikeouts. ...
Morlan Dodge (06/27/02)
SIKESTON -- This Year Morlan Dodge was one of the top teams in the 6-year-old division of Sikeston Area Youth Baseball. The squad took second in the regular season with a record of 6-3 and placed second in the year-end tournament. "We had an excellent year," said manager Pete Kennard. "The kids got better with every game, which is the purpose of that league. Kids that weren't hitting the ball at the beginning of the year were at the end."...
Donna Bunch (06/27/02)
ST. LOUIS - Donna Bunch died June 25, 2002, at St. Anthony's Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Robert Bratcher (06/27/02)
RISCO - Robert David Bratcher, 19, died June 26, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near New Madrid. Born July 23, 1982, in Dexter, son of Edward Cupp of Bernie and Bertha Bratcher Sherritze of Risco, he was a farm laborer and lived in Risco for the past eight years...
Mary Recker (06/27/02)
SIKESTON - Mary Recker, 85, died at 10:50 p.m. June 26, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Charles Hammon (06/27/02)
SIKESTON - Charles Hammon, 75, died June 26, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 19, 1927, in Clay County, Ark., son of the late Lester Sylvester and Tolleese Manola Williams Hammon, he was a lineman for the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities for 25 years before retiring...
Esther Daniels (06/27/02)
LINN - Esther Alice Daniels, 83, died June 25, 2002, at her daughter's home in Linn. Born Jan. 22, 1919, at Lutesville, daughter of the late Shirley and Gertrude May Barker, she lived in Kinder and Puxico before moving to Florissant in 1943. She was of the General Baptist belief...
Oscar Bess (06/27/02)
CHAFFEE - Dennis "Oscar" Bess, 75, died at 1:15 a.m. June 26, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 12, 1926, in Chaffee, son of the late Charles and Mary Ella Emrick Bess, he owned and operated the Bess Sinclair Service Station in Chaffee since 1964, where he had worked for 45 years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and VFW Post 3127 in Chaffee...
Larry Godbey (06/27/02)
PARMA - Melvin Larry Godbey, 58, died June 13, 2002, in Kentland, Ind. Born March 6, 1944, in Raub, Ind., son of Mary Lois Godby Godbey of Rensselaer, Ind., and the late Morris Hardin Godbey, he was an over-the-road truck driver. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Risco, Mo...
Schabbing - Cozean (06/27/02)
JACKSON - Dr. and Mrs. William Schabbing have announced the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Ann of Cape Girardeau, to John Eberhart Cozean of Sikeston, son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Cozean Jr. of Cape Girardeau. The future bride graduated in 1991 from Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy in 1997 from St. Louis University and is employed by the Hand Center of Orthopaedic Associates in Cape Girardeau...
Looking Back in Time at June 27 (06/27/02)
SIKESTON - Dr. E.J. Nienstedt was given a certificate to purchase a new automobile last week by the Scott County Rationing Board. SIKESTON - Strikes by two different unions in four Hart's Bakery plants continued today, with the picketing going on at the local bakery, too...
Court ruling fails American majority (06/27/02)
I'm sure that the overwhelming majority of readers of this newspaper strongly disagree with yesterday's bombshell over the Pledge of Allegiance. In fact, an overwhelming majority of Americans disagree with the decision. So why are the courts so powerful that their rulings can effectively run counter to the majority opinion? It's clearly a question that must and will be answered...
SpeakOut 6/27 (06/27/02)
I'm calling in reference to an article that President Bush wants by the end of the decade to help fund home ownership. In his article, he wants to help poor families, black and Hispanic, to buy their own homes. In my opinion, they have already gotten enough help - free housing, food stamps, Medicaid, assistance on utilities and telephones and vehicles if they need mechanical work. ...